Music has long been recognized as having significant benefits that enrich students’ lives and education. The HKIS UP Band Program provides an engaging music learning environment that focuses on developing instrumental music skills, general musicianship and ensemble experience whilst promoting collaboration, team and inter-personal skills. A thoughtfully developed curriculum using interesting repertoire and a variety of learning strategies guides students towards achievable goals. Everyone is encouraged to build an intellectual curiosity, robust discipline and creative thinking, whilst appreciating the arts and befitting from the relaxing and enjoyable attributes of music making.
The Upper Primary Band Program is an entry point for the popular and highly acclaimed music program at HKIS. Students can join the UP Band in Grades 4 or 5, and use their music skills and abilities to join the classroom based HKIS Middle School Band Program. Further opportunities could include joining the HKIS High School or Community music programs in later years.
Craig Lovett worked at HKIS as Middle School and Upper Primary Band Teacher for 12 years before launching MICRA Music. MICRA encompasses Craig’s specific music passions – teaching music and music instrument repair, and to explore his Saxophone performance, music arranging and other musical pursuits.
With music education degrees and teaching and conducting experience, including directing a commended Jazz Education program in regional Australia and lecturing in Music Education, Craig’s move to the adjunct Upper Primary Band Program through the HKIS ASA program will continue supporting the strong band tradition at HKIS.
A variety of band instruments can be studied in the program. More information about instrument choices and purchasing or loaning an instrument is available here http://www.micramusic.com/?page_id=1349 All lessons will be held at the Middle School Campus. Band Program students are scheduled two sessions per week.
For more information about how children can build their pride and confidence by playing in Band, and for more details about the HKIS Upper Primary Band Program please use the menu on the right, or link here directly to the band website http://www.micramusic.com/?page_id=1349